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Test Code LAB20271 Trichomonas vaginalis, RNA, Qualitative



Reference Lab Test Number


Collection Requirements

Specimen source required. Collect endocervical, vaginal or male urethral swab and place in Aptima Combo II transport media. First void urine in Aptima urine transport tube. Liquid level must fall between the two black indicator lines. Dedicated specimens are required.

Alternate Specimen First void urine in sterile IATA-approved screw-capped container. Endocervical specimen in PreservCyt (ThinPrep) Liquid Cytology Medium (5.0 mL minimum). Dedicated specimens are required.


Urine in sterile container: Transfer urine to an IATA-approved screw-capped container.


Swab in APTIMA transport tube or Urine in APTIMA urine transport tube:

Ambient: 30 days

Refrigerated: 30 days

Frozen (-20°C): 12 months

Urine in sterile container:

Ambient: 24 hours

Refrigerated: 24 hours

Frozen: Not recommended

Reference Range

Not detected


Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA) nucleic acid amplification. The analytical sensitivity of this test is 0.1 organisms/mL in urine, PreservCyt liquid, and APTIMA swab transport media.


Monday – Friday


2-4 days

CPT Codes


Unacceptable Conditions

The following specimen will not be tested:

Specimens submitted with the white cleaning swab or with two swabs.

Aptima Transport tubes without swabs.

Swabs in gel, wooden swabs, dry swabs, Culturettes.

Viral transport medium, BD transports, Universal Transport media, or other transport systems not listed above.

Urine specimens where the liquid level in the urine transport tube does not fall between the two black indicator lines.

Urine specimens in sterile containers that have exceeded the 24 hour stability.

SurePath, Qiagen/Digene cervical samplers, and other liquid cytology specimens not mentioned above.

Specimens collected in Universal Transport Medium (UTM).

Additional Information


Specimens in PreservCyt (ThinPrep) solution:

Ambient: 30 days

Refrigerated: 30 days

Frozen (-20°C): Not recommended